August 14, 2008

First Day of School

Today was the first day of school. Madelyn started 1st grade and Ellie began her school adventure in Pre-K. Ellie Kate was so excited and so proud to take her tinker bell backpack to school. Madelyn was also excited. We got her a messenger bag for her birthday that you color with markers, so she had colored the bag and was excited and nervous at the same time. It's so funny how different she and Ellie are. Madelyn is very reserved, shy and is very quiet in new situations. Ellie Kate is like "whatever", rock on, lets go. I cant wait to see how Ms. Choe bug is going to be. They both said they had a great first day.

August 8, 2008

Madleyns 6th Birthday

Madelyn wanted a dolphin theme for her birthday, so she had a dolphin cake and straw beach birthday hats. I don't know what I was thinking putting 12 kids into a small blow up kiddy pool, genius...... It didn't matter they had fun just the same. Our good friends "The Creeds" came and it was so wonderful to catch up and see their four beautiful children. We did miss the Downings. The highlight of the party was when Kenny caught a mole and we put it in Madelyn's bug geranium. That poor mole got tortured for a couple of hours. I refused to let Kenny kill it, so he took the girls down the road and they dropped it off in a pasture. The bad news is his parents, siblings and distant cousins are still living in our yard. Good times!

August 6, 2008


Ok, so the dishwasher was obviously offended by my harsh comments and has now decided to boycott any operational functions... Additionally the air conditioner has gone out in my car, got freeon put in, no go, needs a new compressor and I got a speeding ticket on the way to work on Monday. I think God has a great sense of humor and must be thinking this is hysterical as I curse my way through these obstacles....

We had Madelyns birthday party this weekend, great time, I'll post pictures soon.

Wagon Ride September 2008